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Vitamin C: Its Effects On Your Skin?

Maybe Covid 19 pandemic has made people aware of Vitamin C effectiveness more in detail for the immune system whilst fighting with viruses, but, do you really know its benefits for your skin?

Keep reading to know more about vitamin C and its benefits!

Why is topical vitamin C important for skin health?

Topical vitamin C is a dermatologist-favorite skin care product that science until now has shown that it helps to slow down early aging, prevents sun damage, and improves the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne.

Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it fights dangerous free radicals (toxins) that enter your body through natural bodily functions like metabolism or even the contact of your skin with outside sources like air pollution and UV irradiation. Topical vitamin C application can fight free radicals and potentially improve the overall appearance of the skin.

One study showed that daily use of a vitamin C formulation for at least three months improved the appearance of fine and coarse wrinkles of the face and neck, as well as improved overall skin texture and appearance.    

Vitamin C

What do you need to know when you buy a vitamin C product?

A lot of skincare products or serums may contain vit. C. 

The potency and effects of vitamin C on the skin can vary depending on how it is formulated. 

Consider buying vit. C products from your dermatologist’s clinic or a reputable online retailer with a clinical formulation that contains an active form of vit. C (for example, L-ascorbic acid), which has a strength of 10% to 20%, and a pH lower than 3.5, as this combination has been studied in clinical trials. 

Vit. C has only been studied in adults and is not recommended for children!

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Dr. Donika

About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.

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